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May 12

Posts: 111

LearnerRider says:

How many owners is to many?

Right I have seen a nice Yamaha sv 125 for £750 with 15000 miles on the clock, in above adverage condition. It's a 1993 k reg but has had 10 owners, is this to many for the age of the bike? 

My dad thinks 10 is too many, but he knows nothing about bikes!

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Aug 02

Posts: 3287

eatcs01 says:


I had an Aprilia RS125. It was 12 years old, had done 12,000 miles and I was the 17th registered owner :shock:

I never rode the bike and ended up selling it (with NO warranty implied). It looked like the engine had never been apart. It rode impeccably...

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Nov 02

Posts: 1340

norris says:


You take on a woman that'd had so many users/owners?

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Aug 05

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babyblade41 says:


were you buying a tree??

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Dec 10

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preunit says:


not that picky :lol:

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Feb 11

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gungerdin8 says:


I like that !

Funny :ph43r:

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Nov 12

Posts: 25

jamie95 says:


I’ve just bought a d reg 125, 23 years old  i believe, 9 owners, was advertised  as only having  27000 miles on the clock, did a hpi check and it has been around twice , bike ran really well, until oil started leaking, then found out the engine was knackered,  and the big bore kit on it was destroying what was left, after a new engine, its mint! Apart from the odd problems, just make sure you can still get the parts for the bike and  you wil be fine J

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Feb 10

Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:

Bike's usage

Take a look at things like the grips, footpegs and so on - does it look like a lot of wear there, commensurate with the claimed mileage?


On Norris' point, I have to admit to thinking the same upon seeing this thread's title.  Just for a fleeting moment, of course.

Wouldn't have crossed my mind to mention that I like to ride mine away brand new - maybe touched by a few people in the showroom, but not actually ridden.    And tbh, I'd shy away from one abandoned on the side of the road with 1/4 million miles on the clock.

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Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:


Hell yeah, more experience means she might be good for a cheap thrill and good enough for a get-me-by which for most is what 125s are anyway! :tongue: you know what they say about stated "former owners"? Divide by three for men but double for women!:winkie:

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